_However, the Kansas State University team of Ryan Patterson of Goddard, Kan., wasn't much of a team. Patterson's teammate and brother transferred from Kansas State, so Patterson fished the championship event alone. And he didn't even weigh a five-bass limit of fish every day. And he did the unthinkable by claiming the title of national champion. On Sunday Patterson weighed five bass for 18 pounds, 1 ounce for a three-day total of 14 bass weighing 46-15 to claim the national championship title. Patterson took the title by 2 pounds, 4 ounces. For his efforts, Patterson received $50,000 cash, a Ranger 177TR with a 90-horsepower engine for his school's bass club and $25,000 for Kansas State University.
Congratulations to Ryan Patterson for his solo victory.